Some of the most helpful policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic loosen rather than impose restrictions. Many of the regulations that are being scrapped to fight COVID-19 were #NeverNeeded in the first place. Please join CEI for an online discussion about how deregulation offers a swift, effective response to both the current crisis and long-term economic renewal. The event will feature remarks by Paul Ray, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, on the Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery.

CEI vice president Wayne Crews and senior fellow Ryan Young will discuss lasting reform efforts from CEI’s new Ten Thousand Commandments report. The 2020 survey estimates the annual cost of federal regulation at more than $1.9 trillion, or more than $14,000 per household.

Monday, June 22, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT


Paul Ray, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Wayne Crews, CEI Vice President

Ryan Young, CEI Senior Fellow

Kent Lassman, CEI President



Questions? Email [email protected]

Paul J. Ray is the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an office he led as Acting Administrator for most of 2019.  He previously served as OIRA’s Associate Administrator and Senior Advisor to the OMB Director for Regulatory Affairs.  Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Paul attended Hillsdale College and Harvard Law School, joining the Harvard Law Review and graduating magna cum laude.  Paul clerked for Justice Samuel Alito of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Debra Livingston of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Before joining OMB, Paul practiced administrative appellate law at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC, and served as Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.


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